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    Wonder whether the family of this wretch had any connection with the board of management. There doesn't seem to be a thing available about the management of that school available via online searches- in fact it is noticeably sanitised.

    This is one of those stories where the Gardai know more than they are saying (and the judge is clearly pissed off as well) and where there is a sudden silence about who runs the school.

    Covering this stuff up does no good. I want to know who those people are who re-employed that filth. I think their names should be in the papers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newsy View Post
    http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/l...ison_1_2875800


    The families must have known eachother. In that event, how must they have felt, knowing that he was still employed at the school.

    Huge questions to be answered on this one. Either WELL connected as you suggest C. Flower or some people didn't believe he was guilty, originally.
    Mr Justice Carney noted thatFerry was not identified in media reports of the 2002 conviction because the district court judge at the time ordered that he remain anonymous. This was because the victim knew Ferry’s mother was ill and the judge did not want to upset her.

    Read more: http://www.examiner.ie/ireland/crime...#ixzz1SXwjX8Fm

    'The judge did not want to upset her'.......what the hell!!!!!!

    Something rotten in Donegal, on this one.

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    Since when do District Court Judges have the authority to tell the media what they can and cannot report without making an order or being 'in-camera' in a courtroom?

    So much for the gap between the judiciary and the fourth estate.
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    Donal O Loinsigh, who co-runs Ard Scoil Mhuire in Derrybeg, Co Donegal, denied paedophile Michael Ferry, 55, worked full-time for the college.

    However,

    But Mr O Loinsigh, one of three directors of Colaiste Cholmcille, which runs Irish language summer courses at the former Ard Scoil Mhuire school building, said Ferry was known locally as the caretaker but was never contractually employed by the present authorities.

    While he was previously paid on a casual basis to look after the upkeep of the building, Mr O Loinsigh told the Press Association they took the school keys off him as soon as they learned of the charges against him in 2002.

    But he admitted Ferry, from Bunbeg, Gweedore, continued to do odd-jobs around the building, either paid for by the college authorities or sub-contracted by other workers hired in to maintain the school over the winter, since then.

    “He would have done odd jobs under supervision, I mean everybody was informed,” he said.
    “This was no secret, if he had to do something he was well-monitored.”

    Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/a...#ixzz1SZLY9Nxr

    Talk about ducking and diving by this guy. Trying to defend the indefensivable.


    The college director said he was notified about the most recent charges against Ferry by the Health Service Executive (HSE) last May. The school authorities were left traumatised and dumbfounded about the revelations, he said.
    Read more: http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/a...#ixzz1SZMoU2Md

    And why would that be, knowing that he had been found guilty, previously. This guy is a spoofer and trying to cover himself.

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    Thats just nonsense. No way should anyone with an IQ above room temperature allow someone convicted on those kind of charges anywhere near a school. In fact the Gardai should have been informed anytime he was seen near it.
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    Seems to be considerable grounds for some civil cases for breaching duty of care here. A few quid to the victims wont undo the harm but it might save others from being victimised in the future.

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    A full financial audit of Coláiste Cholmcille as a 'charitable foundation' would also tell a story. I'll say no more than that.

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    It says in the Breaking News article there that the owner of the school was in attendance at the court in 2002.

    It doesn't matter whether the creep was employed part time, casually, full time or not. He should not even have been anywhere near the school. And if he was just a casual handyman how did he get the time to ply lads playing football or hanging around there with alcohol, cigarettes and money?

    He must have spent considerable time hanging around the building. Someone made a very bad decision here and I'm struggling to understand why any human with any wit would take the chance with the man.

    I see the Breaking News article also reports two counts of making child pornography between 1990 and 'september 31st 2005'(? last time I looked there was only 30 days in Septembers).

    That date is bugging me as well apart from its incorrect number of days in the month. The end of September 2005 was the last possible time that there was no law specifically available to charge someone with failing to report a serious crime. It came onto the statue books in October 2005 I believe and meant that if someone knew what was going on after that date then they could be charged if they hadn't reported to Gardai.

    That part is giving me the creeps as a strange coincidence. Did someone limit that date for the pornography charges to ensure that someone else who knew could not be charged under the new law? Almost like a de facto statute of limitations?

    It would be interesting to know whether any other sample charges had the same closing date on it. That would be too coincidental for comfort. Strangely enough I recall no statement at all from the Gardai in the area - seems to be the judge, Alan Shatter, and third party reportage-has anyone else seen any Garda comment from the area?
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    Tomorrow's Indo claims that Ferry was expelled from a seminary in 1979 for 'a lewd act'.

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    edit: bet me too it and spelt lude correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVE View Post
    edit: bet me too it and spelt lude correctly.

    Maybe I misheard...it coulda been 'ludo'

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    SEX abuse victim Derek Mulligan knew what happened to young boys who would dare to enter the old school in Derrybeg, Co Donegal, where he suffered so much at the hands of caretaker Michael Ferry.

    So, after years of abuse, he returned to Ardscoil Mhuire every evening to stand guard -- and to warn other boys to stay away from the "devil" who abused him.

    Between 2002 and 2010, Derek took it upon himself to protect other boys.

    Pointing to a small wall where he sat every evening, Derek revealed: "I sat there. I sat there every night I could and if any boy came within a yard of the place, I chased them away.

    "I did what I could. I knew Ferry was inside. He was sleeping in the place on a blow-up mattress."
    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...y-2825881.html

    This lad shouldn't have had to try to protect other boys. Hadn't he been through enough.

    The guards knew he was working there and what did they do?? They talked to the owners but he remained working there. The guards weren't chasing boys away.

    Mr Shatter said he had been informed by the Garda Commissioner that records showed on October 16, 2002, that the then health board were informed by the gardai, in accordance with the Children First guidelines, of Ferry's conviction and of where he was believed to be working.

    The minister said it was the "clear recollection of gardai" that the owner of the school was in court for the criminal proceedings.

    In addition, a garda subsequently spoke to the owner of the school about the conviction and expressed his concerns about Ferry continuing to work there. Mr Shatter said: "This makes it all the more necessary for those who chose to continue the employment of this person to explain themselves."
    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...g-2825901.html

    And what were the parents of these children doing?? Surely the locals knew of this mans conviction in 2002 and yet children were allowed to hang around there.

    A huge amount of questions to be answered on this one. From the owners, the guards, hse and the local community.

    I do understand that the mans identity was not made public in 2002. However, in rural Ireland, such information as to who this man was, would be the subject of local 'gossip', I have no doubt.

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    It is worth noting that this was not a proper school but one of those Gaeltact rip-off academies that coins a mint from poorly instructed Dublin children and other anglophone Irish students during summer months. They cannot be expected to have professional standards regarding their staff.

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    They should surely have some common sense. It appears the wretch was actually sleeping at the school on some makeshift bed many nights- this is long after the building's owners are supposed to have relieved him of keys.

    Apparently there is a Garda investigation concerning four other possible abusers in the area and that investigation may be linked to this case. Potentially a lot of other victims too but that is only one report so far so caution advised...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Con O'Sullivan View Post

    Apparently there is a Garda investigation concerning four other possible abusers in the area and that investigation may be linked to this case. Potentially a lot of other victims too but that is only one report so far so caution advised...
    Link?

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